I’m as much a sucker for submarine movies as I am a sucker for a zombie apocalypse.  I discovered this five-part BBC miniseries when I was nosing around to see what else James Nesbitt has done.  I didn’t have high hopes for The Deep based on some of its lacerating online reviews … but a submarine story starring James Nesbitt?  I had to give it a chance, keeping my expectations low.

I’m very glad I did.  I normally hate Minnie Driver, and Goran Visnjic wore out his welcome on ER, but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed them in this.  There are two or three check-your-brains-at-the-door moments, but since I had already checked my brain they didn’t trouble me as much as they otherwise might have.  That helped me enjoy this far more than I expected to.